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Archive for January, 2016

Where Are They Now – Jonathan Yamasaki

Born and raised in a South Phoenix neighborhood riddled with crime and gang violence, Jonathan Yamasaki didn’t have the easiest of childhoods. He was picked on at school, got into fights, and halfway through his adolescence was forced to move to a completely new town. Despite these situations, he was able to overcome these hardships and choose a brighter path.

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New Report Issued – Doubling Arizona’s Economic Growth – The Potential Fiscal and Social Gains from Increasing Postsecondary Attainment.

Today, we released a new report on college attainment, “Doubling Arizona’s Economic Growth: The Potential Fiscal and Social Gains from Increasing Postsecondary Attainment.” The report shows that raising the post-secondary attainment rate has the potential to double Arizona’s economic growth, equating to an additional $660,000 injected into the economy per college graduate.

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Doubling Arizona’s Economic Growth

Making the economic, education and societal case for increasing post-secondary attainment, particularly among minority and low-income students. Arguably the most important statewide education report since The Morrison Institute released the landmark report “Dropped” in 2001, this report was instrumental in motivating statewide leaders to set a statewide postsecondary attainment goal. Drawing on commissioned research from […]

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